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beth

18th August 2009, 15:53
Help please!
Struggling with 28a:
'Younger boring miss confused by old Middle East idiom' (6)
S?R?SM (SARISM/SURISM ??!!)

Many thanks.
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mamya

18th August 2009, 15:56
I would say

SURISM

MISS + UR (ancient middle eastern kingdom)
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beth

18th August 2009, 16:11
Thanks Mamya, that sounds logical,
'surism' new to me.

Beth
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jimc

18th August 2009, 17:10
Hi Beth.

I put the answer as SYRISM = a Syrian idiom (anagram of 'yr'/younger and 'miss'; more usual spelling is SYRIASM).

Good luck with the prize this week!

JimC
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jerry

18th August 2009, 17:12
Hi Beth & Mamya,
I think the answer to this is SYRISM YR=younger inside MISS confused SYRISM a Syriac idiom.
Hope you agree,
Best wishes,
Jerry
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jerry

18th August 2009, 17:14
Hi Jim,
You managed to trump me again,well done.
est wishes,
Jerry
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jimc

18th August 2009, 17:18
Hi Jerry.

I think the bid was "No Trumps"!

I was in two minds ... keep quiet and hope to have one less competitor for the prize or spill the beans. The beans won.

I hope that Beth sees our replies now!

BW.
JimC
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beth

18th August 2009, 17:25
Hi JimC and Jerry,
Many many thanks, it all makes sense now!
Best wishes,
Beth
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